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Alcoholic Hepatitis

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  • Alcoholic hepatitis

    Alcoholic hepatitis is a syndrome of progressive inflammatory liver injury associated with long-term heavy intake of ethanol. Symptoms are Patients who are severely affected present with sub-acute onset of fever, hepatomegaly, Leukocytosis, marked impairment of liver function (e.g., jaundice, coagulopathy), and manifestations of portal hypertension (e.g., ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal haemorrhage).

  • Alcoholic hepatitis

    The diagnosis of alcoholic hepatitis is straightforward and requires no further diagnostic studies in patients presenting with a history of alcohol abuse, typical symptoms and physical findings, evidence of liver functional impairment, and compatible liver enzyme levels. In milder cases of alcoholic hepatitis, a mild elevation of the aspartate aminotransferase (AST) level may be the only diagnostic clue.

  • Alcoholic hepatitis

    Treatment with the steroid prednisolone reduced 28-day mortality in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis, while treatment with the oral phosphodiesterase inhibitor pentoxifylline did not, according to the results of a study involving 1,103 subjects. There was no difference in mortality rates between the two treatments at on

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